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Love: Its Forms, Dimensions and Paradoxes / Edition 1

Love: Its Forms, Dimensions and Paradoxes / Edition 1

by I. Dilman


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Love: Its Forms, Dimensions and Paradoxes / Edition 1

If there is an inherent connection between love and generosity, between love and creativeness, as this book argues there is, then how can love itself be selfish, destructive and tyrannical? Concerned with questions about love in its different forms, this book seeks and discusses the views of writers--Plato, Proust, Sartre, Freud, D. H. Lawrence, Erich Fromm, C. S. Lewis, Kierkegaard, Simone Weil and Kahlil Gibran--who have suggested distinctive solutions to the problems which love poses in the face of its obstacles. The enquiry which the book undertakes emcompasses both the conceptual and existential experience of love.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780312216436
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date: 10/19/1998
Edition description: 1998
Pages: 239
Product dimensions: 5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.03(d)

About the Author

Ilham Dilman is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Wales, Swansea.

Table of Contents

Human Togetherness and the Reality of Other People
• Love and Hate: Are they Opposites
• Forms of Love: Emotional Maturity and Reciprocity
• Conflicting Aspects of Sexual Love Revisited: Can They Be Reconciled
• Proust: Sexual Love and its Longing for Union
• Freud on Love and Sexuality: A Critique
• D. H. Lawrence: Sexual Love, A Vital Relationship Between Opposites
• Erich Fromm on "Love as an Art"
• C. S. Lewis in Four Loves: Our Natural Loves
• C. S. Lewis in Four Loves: Charity and the Christian Love of God
• Kierkegaard on the Works of Love
• Conclusion
• Index

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